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nine. but four. >> two. >> only two? >> i know. i've got a lot of viewing to do before tomorrow. >> it's a good year this year. >> it's a testament to how much weather there's been in the past 12 months. >> true. >> how many have you seen? >> i've seen eight. >> eight? >> i cannot bring myself to see "les mis." it's not going to happen. >> you and your wife watch the movies leading up to the oscars. a tradition in the harris household. also this morning, we're covering two stories of star athletes in trouble. you know about sprint runner oscar pistorius. but the scandal surrounding the world's most famous cyclist is far from over. we'll tell you why the feds are now going after disgraced cyclist, lance armstrong. they're asking for a lot of money. >> they are. and a raw, honest conversation, between two of the leading ladies at abc news. diane sawyer talked to robin roberts about the grit. the sheer grit it took to recover from a bone marrow transplant, including the one moment she thought she was slipping away. we're going to start with what the future may hold for oscar pistorius. out on bail.
but locked out of his own home where he shot and killed his girlfriend on valentine's day. this morning, his coach is saying it's time for the blade runner to get back on the track. and bazi kanaan sy is once again in pretoria, south africa. >> reporter: good morning, dan. oscar pistorius is believed to be staying at his uncle's house this morning after being granted bail. but with strict conditions. he can't leave the country. he can't even leave this city without permission. his coach said we won't see pistorius competing anytime soon. but he does hope to meet with him as early as monday, to at least start talking about getting him back into training, as a way to clear his head during the difficult months ahead. after four days of riveting testimony, oscar pistorius' family cried for joy, relieved this morning, that he is no longer in jail, after the magistrate's two-hour ruling. >> i've come to the conclusion that the accused has made a case
to be released on bail. >> reporter: defense attorneys for the 26-year-old olympian convinced the court that the double-amputee track star is not a flight risk. in part, because his legs require frequent medical attention. pistorius faces charges of premeditated murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp. he said it was an accident, that he mistook her for an intruder. >> we know oscar's version that is the truth. and that will prevail in the coming court cases. >> reporter: during closing arguments, prosecutors said, pistorius' explanation of why and how he shot his girlfriend on valentine's day, is improbable. they believe pistorius fired at her four times through his bathroom door, after an argument. but during the lengthy bail hearing, defense attorneys brought to light examples of sloppy policework. and then, the bombshell revelation that the detective in charge of the investigation on the night of the shooting,
hilton botha, is himself facing attempted murder charges. he was immediately dropped from the case. >> the holes in the prosecution's premeditated murder case were exposed. holes that will undoubtedly come up again when there's a trial. >> reporter: pistorius will return to court for another pretrial hearing on june 4th. reeva steenkamp's family has not commented on pistorius' bail hearing. a family friend says, they don't know how to feel right now. but whatever happens in court, it's not going to bring their daughter back. >> that courtroom has been quite the spectacle these past four days. okay. bazi, our thanks to you. we're going to turn to another athlete facing legal trouble. this morning, lance armstrong has a new opponent, the u.s. justice department. the feds have joined the fraud suit against the former cyclist hero, accusing him of ripping off the u.s. postal service for more than $30 million. this morning, they are suing him for more than three-times that.
abc's neal karlinsky has the story. >> reporter: the u.s. department of justice says lance armstrong cheated the u.s. postal service out of millions. and it wants the money back. in today's economic climate, the u.s. postal service is simply not in a position to allow lance armstrong to walk away with tens of millions of dollars illegitimately procured. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> reporter: what armstrong revealed to oprah began as a whistle-blower case. floyd landis filed this claim under seal, arguing he was a witness. armstrong and his associates cheated the postal service by lying about the team's drug use. landis broke his silence in an abc news exclusive in 2010. >> if i'm taking on lance armstrong, then that should be evidence enough there's a problem with the system because i'm saying a bunch of people did it. >> reporter: the postal service paid more than $30 million to sponsor armstrong's team.
the case seeks triple damages plus penalties. roughly $100 million. by far, the biggest of armstrong's many multimillion-dollar legal headaches. >> the question is, when this is all over, will lance armstrong be bankrupt? >> reporter: armstrong's attorney says settlement talks with the government broke down because, we disagree about whether the postal service was damaged. adding that he believes it profited from years of stellar publicity. but in "texas monthly" this week, armstrong was blunt about his troubles. the stain's not going away. my girls will grow into it. my two little ones will grow into it. this stain will live forever. i'll never get rid of it. and now, he has to fight the u.s. government in court. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> sins of the father. okay. neal karlinsky, thank you. a lot of other news breaking overnight. let's get the latest from ron claiborne. as always, good morning to you. >> good morning, everyone.
we begin with new concerns about leaks at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site. photos show the newly-discovered seepage in six radioactive waste tanks at the hanford nuclear reservation in yakima, washington. the storage tanks are past their 20-year life span. but officials say there's no risk to public safety. a new plan for the radioactive sludge is now under construction. and heavy rains are causing flooding in europe. water rushed through sicily, submerging outdoor cafes, cars and motorcycles. some vehicles were swept away. mass transit was shut down in many areas. and low-lying sections of major cities had to be closed off. but no serious injuries have been reported. and boeing is hoping to get its troubled 787 dreamliner back in the air by early spring. the fleet has been grounded for five weeks because of troubled batteries. boeing is now proposing a fix for the problem. but the faa says it won't approve any plan until it is certain that there won't be other issues with those planes. and caught on camera. a robbery that a mother and daughter staring down -- had
them staring down the barrel of a gun. but not for long. a surveillance video shows a man in a vest handing a vote to a woman in a convenience store in louisiana. the gunman began wrestling with the mother. that's when the daughter jumped in and fought the guy off. he was scared -- quite a tussle there. ran away. finally, in chicago, the story of a runaway dog on ice. and a whole lot of equipment that was brought in to try to rescue him. the dog managed to get stuck on frozen lake michigan. rescuers first tried to get to him by helicopter. that didn't work. they tried a fireboat. then another fireboat. that didn't work, either. finally, a good samaritan, seen in this video, saved the day and the dog by jumping in the frigid waters and pulling the pooch to safety. >> i just got the courage. here, boy. here, boy. and i got really close to him. he wanted to bite me. so, i just kind of just stayed on him. by that point, i could get into
the water. and i sort of hustled him along. >> the ungrateful dog who tried to bite the guy saving him, he's a 3-year-old nova scotia retriever, who ran away from home, allegedly, nine days ago. he was reunited with his owner, who now will presumably keep him from running off in the future. tried to bite him. >> he was scared. i get it. >> well done. >> thank you, ron. appreciate it. six days to go before the march 1st deadline when $85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts will kick in. the obama administration now issuing some apocalyptic warnings, talking about more forest fires, a weaker military, massive flight delays. even a shortage of chicken. how will this political showdown really impact your bottom line? abc's david kerley is at the white house this morning. david, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. this is all about getting a budget deal. the president and the republicans can't agree on a deal. he wants more tax revenue. they want more spending cuts. but no deal means the automatic cuts you're talking about go into effect on friday.
and the white house is warning of the dire consequences. the threat? that our military could become second-rate. more forest fires because of furloughed workers. even a possible shortage of meat as inspectors are told to stay home. the president says, it's a no-brainer. these automatic cuts must be averted. >> we have the opportunity to make right decisions. this is not a smart way to approach the deficit. >> reporter: the latest prediction? that with some flight controllers told to stay home, travelers could see 90-minute waits at some airports. >> it's going to be very painful for the flying public. >> reporter: really? these cuts are less than 2 1/2% of the total federal budget. one republican group has posted a web ad, poking fun at the white house's armageddon scenarios. >> the hardship on a whole lot of people. seniors. middle-class families. a bad idea. >> reporter: a former director of the congressional budget office says, the tactics are
extreme. >> the white house doesn't like these cuts. and they shouldn't like them. there's better ways to do this. but they're trying to scare people into doing something different. >> reporter: let's go back to the flight controllers. the department of transportation will be forced to cut $1 billion from its $74 billion budget. >> let's be clear. it's less than 2% of the budget. >> it's a lot of money, jonathan. >> reporter: a lot of money. but is this just a worst-case scenario? government workers will lose some days in pay. some services will be cut. but as we count down the days to these automatic cuts, is the public worried? >> management by crisis is getting old. the crisis doesn't look real anymore. so, this is groundhog day where people are tired of punxsutawney. i mean, it's just not working. >> david, setting aside the severity or not of the cuts, is there any glimpse of hope on the horizon to end this crisis? >> reporter: not right now. congress was back home last week. they're back working this coming week. and you know, dan, we've gone through several of these before. and it's come down to the last moment where some kind of compromise has been reached to basically kick the can down the road.
don't be surprised if that happens again. but some people are saying, let these cuts come and we'll do a new deal then. >> it's been called governance by cliff. we'll see how it works this time. david kerley at the white house this morning. thank you. we're going to turn, now, to a true medical mystery. a painful and life-threatening problem for a 3 1/2-year-old florida boy. he simply can't eat any food. one of abc's newest correspondents, linzie janis, is following the story. great to see you. >> reporter: thanks. it's great to be here. doctors at the mayo clinic are trying to figure out why this little boy can't eat. so far, he's been surviving on a special formula. but now, even it is triggering a reaction. 3 1/2-year-old michael gonzalez is allergic to everything he has ever eaten, except one thing. his parents say this prescription-only children's formula, neocate junior, is the only thing they have found he can digest. jennifer and tom gonzalez says when michael was 2 years old, he
was diagnosed with a rare food allergy. >> imagine the worst case of flu you ever had. multiply that by ten. he knows that eating tastes good. and when he eats, he loves it. until four hours later. and he realizes that he never wants to eat again. >> reporter: four months ago, his parents say he had a violent reaction to that very formula that is sustaining his life. >> he started by being severely irritable. and then, he started vomiting. and that's when we figured out it was a new label. >> reporter: they say it coincided with the manufacturer, nutricia, changing the formula's packaging. on the company's website, nutricia acknowledges that some have had, quote, difficulties with the formula. it says, in consultation with the fda, we completed an exhaustive evaluation of the product. all tests confirmed that neocate junior unflavored has not been changed or altered.
>> it tastes different and smells different. it mixes different. and he kept refusing the bottles. >> reporter: mr. and mrs. gonzalez bought older cans of the formula on the internet. but they expire in october. >> we don't want anything else but our safe food back. >> reporter: they've traveled to minnesota where a new team of specials at the mayo clinic are working to solve the mystery, where nothing can be ruled out. >> you have to start from scratch. is it an allergy? is there a structural or physical or anatomic problem? you really need a full team of experts or a multidisciplinary approach to get to the bottom of it. >> reporter: doctors say most children grow out of the condition by the time they are 5 or 6. but there's no guarantee. jennifer gonzalez is worried about what her son will eat when the older cans of formula run out. i spoke with a specialist who told me that kids don't die from this disorder because they can get their nutrients intravenously. but obviously, it's not a long-term solution. >> it gives you a sense of how
dire the situation is. stomach flu times ten. let's hope he outgrows it. thank you. great to see you. time for a check of the weather. we go over to ginger zee for that. hey, ginger. >> hey, guys. you saw the huge snow back in the midwest and the plains. look at what it did. up to a foot and a half. in kansas city, it was under a foot. but some places just couldn't handle it. roofs collapsed. this happened yesterday, after all that snow was sitting on there for about a day. and look. this is in kansas city, kansas. really close in gladstone, missouri, at a dance school, it happened again. no one injured. nobody inside the building at the time. and guess what? they're getting more snow. that's right. tomorrow night, through monday, that same area, up to half a foot. winter weather advisories, or winter weather watches going up. and there will be another warm front with severe storms in the deep south, all associated with this. let's go to seattle or just outside of it in the cascades, where they got some snow. idaho, i saw pictures from you. northern rockies will continue to get some. look how much here. more than a half-foot where you
see the pink there. salt lake city, just east of denver, some of the warnings extending there, too. and the east coast, we have to talk about this storm. it's been flirting with us. will it get close? will it not? i think it's rain for most of us. d.c. to new york. and some of the interior here. and central massachusetts, new hampshire and maine will get a little snow. very wet. flood warnings going on from louisiana through alabama. day!oday, it gets into northern flush >> i got a tweet from john. he's from chicago.
but went to tucson to get a little warmth. and this is what he went through. it will get warmer. afterward, nebraska. we didn't talk enough about nebraska, i felt like with that. more than eight inches in some places. and the drifting got even larger. something to note, you guys, i do have a big, oh, my goodness moment coming up in the next half hour. and eastern pennsylvania, northwest new jersey, freezing rain advisory this morning. it is oscar weekend. and you're in the right place for all of the pregame action. team "gma" is covering the oscars as never before, from red carpet press, to the secret rehearsals for host seth macfarlane. here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: the red carpet is out. the statues delivered. the champagne chilled. there's nothing left to do but the final touches for the 85th annual oscars. >> and the oscar goes to -- >> reporter: that and to hand out all of the statues. >> hi.
i'm seth macfarlane. join me at the oscars. >> reporter: host seth macfarlane is putting the final touches on his jokes. >> we will take a whole bunch of people who have everything and give them a trophy. >> reporter: at a recent rehearsal, he reportedly had the whole control room production crew and the show's director laughing hysterically. what did he say? so far, it's top-secret. >> probably the toughest audience out there. i expect to have them hating me within the first 30 seconds. >> reporter: the show's producer promised it will be a night to remember, with performances from mega a-listers like, adele. and barbra streisand. ♪ one love that is shared for two ♪ >> reporter: who hasn't sung for the oscars in 36 years. >> diva-licious is the icing of the cake on the entire show. >> reporter: the show entertainment is down to the wire, too. at the governor's ball there's just a few details to attend to.
1,200 pounds of lobster. 5,000 eggs. 400 pounds of steak. and all those ministatues. from salmon, to chocolate. >> it is the greatest party. we combine great taste with great style. >> reporter: with just one day left, it's time for lights, camera, action. >> this is the super bowl of the movie business. >> reporter: and for this year's party, hollywood's oscar forecast calls, for sunny skies. for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> i hear the salmon statuettes are a must-have. we should tell you, abc's preshow starts at 7:00 eastern, 4:00 pacific, followed by the main event at 8:00. on monday morning, "gma's" oscar party with the stars is packed with interviews with the winners and all the best moments on stage and off. >> including my favorite, what they wore. >> that's a favorite for me, too. we can't let the morning go without talking about what an amazing week it's been at "gma"
and abc. after five months of being away on medical leave, our colleague, robin roberts, returned home, back to the anchor desk. >> fantastic having her back. she was gone for 174 days, for a life-saving bone marrow transplant. she sat down with her friend, diane sawyer, for an intimate conversation. >> thelma and louise ride again. >> reporter: for seven years, we were next to each other, facing every morning. the good days, the tough days, and then, good days again. when you wake up in the morning, what's different now? >> i feel pretty much like myself. i mean, for many, many days and months, it was just a fogginess. i was faking the funk for a long time. i was faking the funk, for a long time. you knew i was. we just want to comfort those people who want to comfort us. >> reporter: comfort, through the hard reality that comes with the miracle of a bone marrow transplant.
but even if you believe in miracles, sometimes it takes all the strength you've got. >> i remember one particular evening, not feeling well at all. and just slipping away. and all of a sudden, as clear as all getout, i heard my name. robin? robin? i just remember opening my eyes. and my sweet nurse, jennie -- who always had a mask on. so, i could only see her eyes. her eyes are this large. and she's looking at me. i almost wanted to go, what? >> reporter: did you think of at that moment you had a choice? if she hadn't been there? >> i was thinking about my mom a lot. and in fact, truth be known, at first, i thought it was my mom, calling my name. and in a way, i think it was my mom's voice. and not for me to come to where she is now. but for me to stay where i am. >> reporter: returning, to bring everyone struggling a message. faith, family, friends and the power you have within.
what do you see when you look in your eyes, you own eyes now, in the morning? >> you know what? i see a strong woman. i know people have said that about me. but we all know our own insecurities. and we all know how we really feel about ourselves. i feel strength, like i have never felt before. i do. i do. if this has taught me anything, it's that there's a finite amount of time that we all have to do whatever it is we're meant to do. and nowhere is it written that we should not be happy. >> she is an extraordinary woman. thelma and louise, back together. >> and she does look strong. great story. coming up here on the broadcast, murder for hire. the kindergarten teacher accused of trying to arrange a hit on her ex-husband. and the craigslist ad gone
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♪ the question is morning, will these two find love? these two guys are looking in a very unusual way. posting an appeal on craigslist for wedding dates. so, could these pictures work? they did for one woman. she tells us why she fell for their pitch. i think i know one of the reasons. they describe themselves as sensitive, but still bad boys. works all the time. >> that's what claiborne and i describe on our facebook. >> it works. good morning, america. i'm bianna golodryga. >> and i'm dan harris. this is saturday, february 23rd.
also coming up, the impossibly cool opportunity that six student filmmakers are getting at tomorrow night's oscar ceremony. what they had to do to prove themselves to the host, seth macfarlane, for the right to be seen on the world's biggest stage. it's a musical dream team of sorts to tell you about. susan boyle, wynonna judd, lance bass and the village people are teaming up on a song. you won't believe what miracle is bringing this motley crew of big names together. we'll whip up that story later this morning. >> a bizarro world of "we are the world." first, the case of murder-more-hire. a kindergarten teacher and a school nurse. they are accused of attempting to hire a hitman to kill her ex-husband. john muller has the story. >> reporter: wearing handcuffs and a jail orange jumper, cathy bennett traded a school room for a courtroom. police say the elementary school nurse tried to help her friend,
angela nolen, a kindergarten teacher, hire a hitman to kill nolen's ex-husband. they both worked at sontag elementary school. the school superintendent reassuring parents and students. >> these events, as we understand them, did not involve the schools or any students. and your children are as safe was we can reasonably make them. >> reporter: nolen is accused of paying $4,000 to an undercover police officer she thought was a hitman on tuesday. the job, to kill her 63-year-old ex-husband, paul strickler, father of their 7-year-old daughter. >> mr. strickler was very surprised. >> reporter: the attorney of the object of the surprise hit says his client had no idea. that divorce proceedings were ordinary with no red flags. and angela nolen had full custody of their adopted daughter. >> mr. strickler found out about the alleged plot the day ms. nolen was arrested. obviously, he was in shock and
distraught. >> reporter: this morning, the kindergarten teacher and the school nurse accused of plotting a murder-for-hire are both behind bars. >> the mere fact of what she did was so egregious, you have to look at that and the danger to the community. that's what the commonwealth is worried about. >> reporter: investigators haven't offered any motive in this case. police say they were alerted to nolen and bennett looking for a hitman by an unnamed caller. if convicted, they could face 40 years behind bars. >> john muller, thank you. a lot of other stories breaking overnight. for that, as always, mr. ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with a dire warning from the white house that automatic spending cuts could have dire consequences affecting the military, civilian air travel and even cause meat shortages. without a budget deal, those cuts are set to take effect this coming friday. and a rough homecoming for families affected by hurricane
sandy along the new jersey shore. four months after the storm hit, residents in mantoloking, new jersey, were finally allowed back into their homes or what's left of them. and a crucial decision in the trayvon martin case. a judge denied george zimmermann's defense request to question martin's family attorney under oath about an unnamed witness. zimmerman's trial is set for next june. a walmart employee in indiana was charged with felony theft after being caught eating oreo cookies on the job. she admitted allegedly she didn't pay for. she also allegedly admitted stealing cookies over the past four years. >> that's a lot of cookies. felony seems a little bit severe. time, now, for the weather. over to ginger zee. >> here it is. i promised you an oh, my moment. look at these ice boulders on lake michigan. you say, what? ice boulders? ice forms on the lake. they think they break off. and like a stone gets smoother with the time as the waves go over them, they form.
lena olmsted. thank you so much. gives you perspective. those are huge ice boulders. 28 chicago. 33 green bay and detroit. that high pulling in. the cold air toward the east coast. warm out west. if you're going to the oscars, windy is the word. maybe you'll see lip gloss catching the hair. >> this weather report brought to you by mini babybel cheese. and you said you have to do matte lipstick. >> don't have to worry about your -- >> i think those were dinosaur eggs. not ice boulders. dinosaur eggs. >> i've heard bianna say, she said, oh, pete. in russian. it would be hard to imagine
a cooler opportunity for a fledging filmmaker. getting a chance to share the stage with hollywood's biggest stars at the oscars. that's happening for six, young film students. how did this go down? our entertainment reporter, and host of "on the red carpet," rachel smith, has the story. >> reporter: along with the glitz, glam and gorgeous celebs at the oscars this sunday, you may catch a glimpse of these film students. >> there you go. >> reporter: oscar producers and host seth macfarlane decided to get young filmmakers in on the act, asking them to submit a video on how they contribute to the future of movies. >> i dream of pushing the technical boundaries of new cinema cameras. >> a big deal for anybody to get to go to the oscars. and to see it from the stage, to get a look at all of the dreadful gowns up close is going to be a treat for somebody. >> reporter: move over, models. this year, it will be one of the six winners of the oscar experience college search,
handing oscars to the celebrity presenters. today, they're practicing for the big night. why is this such a great opportunity for the six of you to be able to participate in something like that? >> i think it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience because of the magnitude of this. the privilege is amazing. >> being here is such a great opportunity. especially for networking. >> reporter: every winner has a unique life perspective. >> filmmaking is my passion. and it would be this marine's dream come true to go to the oscars. >> reporter: jennifer brofer was a combat correspondent in the united states marine corps. >> i will be bringing the honor, courage and commitment values into my film career. >> reporter: could these newbies teach me a thing or two about presenting? >> i'm going to try to not stand something like this. >> reporter: okay. would you like to practice escorting the oscar now?
>> sure. right this way. >> reporter: wonderful, a.j. wonderful. those six have got it all down for the big event. it was truly a privilege speaking with them in the midst of their incredible journey. perhaps, the 100th celebration of the oscars, the envelope will reveal one of their names. i snagged the exclusive interview. so, dan and bianna, don't get any ideas. >> is it bad that i'm rooting for jennifer? go, longhorns. >> thank you, rachel. don't go anywhere. we're going to come back to you for "pop news" in a little bit. and a reminder. for all things oscar, tune into abc news, at 7:00 eastern, 4:00 pacific. you can watch all the live red carpet action on the big show. and monday morning, it's "gma's" oscar party with the stars. and coming up on "good morning america," two brothers in need of dates for a family wedding. and the hilarious craigslist ad that generated its amazing response. >> got a big response. and justin timberlake is preparing to rock a lot of bodies this summer with help from a very famous friend. we'll tell you who he will be sharing the stage with, coming up.
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okay. so, these two definitely deserve credit for originality. they're brothers. and they've taken out an ad on craigslist, looking for dates
for an upcoming wedding. >> it may be unconventional. it seems to be working. abc's gio benitez is here with the latest on this viral sensation. hey, gio. >> reporter: it worked for dan, right? >> yes. a long story. we'll get to that later. >> reporter: dave and mike have gotten more than 800 responses to their online search for love. the biggest challenge, now, is trying to sort through all the women who said yes to their offer. this is the craigslist ad everyone's talking about. two brothers, posing as centaurs, searching for dates to their cousin's wedding next month in new york. mike and dave are promising open bar and food all-night. dangerous bro-to-bro dance moves. and royalties, once their night's story is developed into a romantic comedy. what are the guys like? dashingly tall. respectfully athletic. sensitive but still bad boys. >> i'm ready to wedding. >> reporter: lily and her friend, kane, are hoping for an invite to the wedding. lily saw the ad and quickly replied. >> the way they describe
themselves, i said it to my friends and family, wow, you found your match. they put it out there. and their ad was just perfect. >> reporter: the guys want the girls to respond in pairs. sisters, friends, enemies. they also say, you should be attractive or our aunts will judge you. but not too attractive or one of our uncles might grope you. and they intend to make up flattering lies about you on the spot. >> i'll make myself sound amazing for their family. >> reporter: mike and dave even want girls to attach their resumes. after all, it's a classy wedding. they want well-rounded women. but even they admit, this all feels kind of creepy. it wasn't easy to get in touch with them. when we called, their voicemail was full. so is their e-mail. >> i'm interested to see who they picked. thank you, gio. appreciate it. coming up on "gma," what could bring everybody from wynonna judd to the village people together?
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all right. it's "pop news." we usually prefer when rachel smith is with us here in new york. but she has a pretty good excuse to have the weekend out in l.a. rachel, good morning. >> good morning. i miss you, too. a little thing called the oscars going on. anyway, back to "pop news." a little bit of everything popping this morning. first up, justin timberlake is bringing sexy back this summer in the legends of summer tour. j.t. is teaming up with jay-z for shows in 12 of the country's biggest stadium, including yankee stadium, fenway park and the rose bowl. judging from the behavior of the new mrs. timberlake, jessica biel, at justin's performance
earlier this week, no one is happier about his upcoming show on the road. check out those moves. and oscar mania is going mobile. check out abc's official oscars app for iphone, android and kindle. everything you need to get ready for hollywood's biggest night. in addition to exclusive videos, info on all of the nominees, and backstage access, the app lets you design your own red carpet preshow. you can download the app for free. and the oscar party kicks off at 7:00, 4:00 pacific, right here on abc. dan, brace yourself. this morning, we are taking cute kitten videos to a whole new level. bbc earth has captured the first footage ever of a tiger mom and cubs this young in the wild. newborn tigers can't see yet. so, they usually stumble around. but these four little guys seem pretty adventurous. how did the cameras get so close? it turns out, they were mounted on elephants so filming wouldn't
spook the cats. after all, you never want to mess with momma, right? and finally, usually when a group of celebrities get together it's to promote a good cause. well, this time, the desired miracle bringing stars out is actually for miracle whip. wynonna judd, lance bass, susan boyle, and the village people are just some of the folks joining together. take a little look. ♪ open your mind open your mouth ♪ >> that's quite a gathering there. pretty soon, mayo may need to fight back with its own ad. this mock miracle whip psa is climbing the youtube charts with more than 250,000 hits and counting. >> thank you, rachel. i'm surprised they couldn't get jay-z and j.t. for that one. >> right? we'll be back with more "gma." keep it here. >> probably on the mayo side.
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the family of a shooting victim. they are raising money for the charlotte bacon kindness fund. first grader was one of the children killed in the rampage at sandy hook in newtown. fitness club is reaching out to a member to a personal friend. we'll have more in a live report coming up in just 30 minutes. >> ever since the sandy hook tragedy, bay area cities have been holding gun buy-back programs. in marin county more than 800 weapons were recently sold to police. three peninsula cities are asking gun owners to surrender their weapons. the event is from 10:00 to 2:00 in the parking lot of east city palo alto hall. let's look at the forecast. >> good morning. we are looking at the bay bridge where it is nice and sunny.
temperatures in the mid and upper 40s. further south, we have more cloud cover and we do a little bit of rain around monterey. we have a weak system move through while you were sleeping. high pressure sits offshore and as the high builds in the mist is a thing. past. we'll look for temperatures cooler and a little breezier today to the lower 60s inland. >> katie: next on "abc 7 news" at 8:00, taste of freedom years in the making. a man wrongly convict of a crime is waking up in his own bed this morning. also a bay area teen returns after the trip of a lifetime. the game they played that
>> katie: good morning, it is 8:00 a.m. on saturday. i'm katie marzullo. start you off with a quick look at the weather with lisa argen. >> good morning. hi, everyone we're starting out with breezy conditions. here is the view from mount tam and the winds are blowing, 20 and 30 mile-an-hour wind gusts in higher elevations and lingering cloud cover but we are looking at more sunshine throughout the rest of the day. we had a weak front and few clouds linger into the santa clara valley, central coast but
we are looking at sunshine outside and with the breezy winds, today is going to feel a little bit cooler on than what we've been used to. we are looking at numbers from the upper 40s to lower 50s this afternoon with the breeze out of the northwest, we'll see the temperatures stay put in the mid and upper 50s at our coast. elsewhere a little warmer and tonight, conditions to be clear. we're rounding out february and going to be dry or are we going to see more rain? we need some rain. i'll have a look at seven-day outlook in a few moments. ronald ross was sent to san quentin on testimony this a witness lied. after six years in jail he is a free man. here is more from the santa rita jail. >> reporter: well-wishers to see ronald ross at his mother's home in west oakland.